Samuel Gill

Home Parish: St. Joseph, Endicott
Year in Formation: College Seminary
Place: Cathedral Seminary Residence of the Immaculate Conception

Favorite color: Red
Favorite book: The Silmarillion
Favorite food: Pizza
Favorite dessert: Coffee gelato
Favorite song: Holding on to You by twenty one pilots
Favorite hymn: O God beyond All Praising
Favorite Gospel story: The Road to Emmaus
Favorite saint: St. Thomas More

What’s your opinion on cats? I don’t particularly like cats. Dogs tend to be better companions. The best thing cats have is they’re low maintenance.
What’s the coolest place you’ve ever visited? Rome, Italy
If you could go one place in the world, and money were not an option, where would it be? Sicily
What is your favorite church in the Diocese of Syracuse? St. Joseph’s in Endicott (Editor’s note: this is his home parish. Good answer!)
What surprised you most about your first day at seminary? Becoming accustomed to the new rules and routine.
What do you look forward to most about priesthood? Celebrating Mass and helping parishioners with spiritual advice.
What advice would you give to someone discerning priesthood? Pray every day for discernment and seek the assistance of a good priest.

How did you get to this point?

I came to the decision to join the seminary after I had been seriously discerning since I turned 15. I sought the advice of many good priests and I prayed constantly to God and for the intercession of The Blessed Mother. The times at which I felt my call the most during this discernment period was at Eucharistic Adoration. My time during adoration was the driving force for my decision to enter the seminary.

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